Dance Wand

Sword (uncertain)


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2045
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood

Dance wand topped with double/janus standing figure (back to back) at each end, shaft between figures are rectangular link possitioned in alternating directions. Blade with guilloche pattern.

Length 87.7 cm
Width 3.1 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 25579 - Dealer's Number

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